Charlton Athletic and its supporters are today mourning the death of megafan Seb Lewis who died on Wednesday after battling the Covid-19 virus.

The club said it was "truly devastated" to hear of the passing of "one of Charlton's most dedicated, loyal, popular supporters at the age of just 38."

Seb earned himself a cult status at Charlton and the wider footballing community, attending every single game, both home and away, since February 1998.

His record stands at 1,076 consecutive games, right up until the Covid-19 outbreak led to the suspension of the Football League.

In a statement today, Thursday March 26, Charlton revealed that Seb had died on Wednesday after contracting coronavirus.

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Charlton Athletic said: "The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Seb's family at this very difficult time.

"Thank you Seb for your loyalty and dedication to Charlton. The Valley and every away end up and down the country, will never be the same without you."

Addicks fans, players and staff past and present have been paying tribute to the 38-year-old, and hundreds have been hanging a flag, shirt or scarf in their windows as a visible reminder.

Supporter Amy Wilkin also started an idea to pay tribute to their fellow fan by driving home the important message to stay at home and save lives using the hastag #stayhomeforSeb.

Supporters can get involved with the initiative by posting an image of their colours flying from their household for Seb using the hashtag #StayHomeForSeb on social media.

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Fans are reminded to stay at home. Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home). If you must leave the house, stay two metres away from other people and wash your hands thoroughly and regularly.